Anime Movie

5 REASONS WHY WOLF CHILDREN IS A MUST-SEE ANIME FILM

September 26, 2015

 


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Wolf Children (Japanese: おおかみこどもの雨と雪 / Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki / “Wolf Children Ame and Yuki”) is a 2012 Japanese animated film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. The film stars the voices of Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki and Yukito Nishii. The story follows a young mother who is left to raise two werewolf children after their werewolf father dies.

Wolf Children had its world premiere in Paris on June 25, 2012, and was released theatrically on July 21, 2012 in Japan. It is licensed by Funimation Entertainment in North America and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 23, 2013. It was screened in the UK at the end of October 2013 with a DVD and Deluxe Blu-ray/DVD edition from Manga Entertainment following on December 23, 2013.

1. REMARKABLE STORY TELLING

The sequence of the scenes were so stunning. The transition of the story is perfect. The story is utterly natural. No magical items or tradition nor fate and destiny denying scenes or any complicated whatsoever.

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2. TENDER TALE WITH A MATURE THEME

Cute little children wolves are just so adorable you just want to swallow them whole yet in a serious note, the film is has some dark parts that become very heart-wrenching and would lead you to the feels land.

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3. RELATABLE AND TOUCHING LIFE LESSONS

Every story has a lot of lessons to impart to the audience. This anime film will not only leave you sniffing but it will also give you a lot of lessons such as coming of age, single motherhood, resiliency, embracing your roots and acceptance of who you really are.

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4. OUTSTANDING ANIMATION AND VISUALS

Seen a lot of awesome animation/visuals in anime films and Wolf Children is one of them. The artwork is simple but everything is photorealistically drawn and polish by a loving artist hands.

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5. SHORT-LIVED ROMANCE AND EMOTIONAL CONTENT

Though the love story of Hana and the werewolf man was short and right after his death is where the story really starts, their story is simple and touching. Plus, the emotional scenes in the film amidst the adorable clips is two-thumbs up.

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Bunos- The soundtrack, BG’s, score and music are also great! The ending song makes me wanna cry more.

Here’s the trailer:


This anime film is a delightful family drama not just for anime fans but for everyone as well. I totally recommend this and if you have watched this film, tell me your thoughts on the comment section and let’s pat each others back!

 

Disclaimer: I do not own the image and gifs used in this post. Credits goes to the respective owners.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Michelle September 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I think I’m love with the art style. I’ve been wanting to check this out for awhile. Glad you gave it a good recommendation!

    • Reply Vianna September 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Yes, the art style is so cool and you should really check this one out ASAP, nah, just take your time! Check out other Studio Chizu’s anime movies 🙂

  • Reply The Otaku Judge September 26, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Another beautiful movie from the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

    • Reply Vianna September 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Mamoru Hosoda is, indeed, a great director!

  • Reply Vanessa September 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Ahhh…. the feels Vianna. This is one of my favorite anime movies. Have you watch other anime movies from Studio Chizu?

    • Reply Vianna September 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Hi, Van! IKR, the feels. This in one of my favorite too, as of last August 25. Hahaha! I’m done with The Girl Who Leapt through Time last year, I didn’t know it was under Studio Chizu. Yesterday, I watched Summer Wars and gaaaadddhhh! It was cool and epic!

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